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Academic interests

  • Molecular cell biology
  • Relationship between autophagy, cAMP signaling and DNA damage response
  • Signaling pathways in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (BCP-ALL)


PhD in immunology, University of Oslo, 2018: Interleukin-33 in skin stress and inflammation.

MSc in molecular biology, University of Wroclaw, 2014: CCL liposomes conjugated with Rituximab® antibody carrying miR-15a and miR-16-1 constructs in gene therapy of B-cells from patients with CLL.


Tags: Blood and immunology, Cancer research, Autophagy


Gatti, F., Mia, S., Hammarström, C., Frerker, N., Fosby, B., Wang, J., Pietka, W., Sundnes, O., Hol, J., Kasprzycka, M., & Haraldsen, G (2021). Nuclear IL-33 restrains the early conversion of fibroblasts to an extracellular matrix-secreting phenotype. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 108–13.

Pietka, W., Sundnes, O., Hammarström, C., Zucknick, M., Khnykin, D., & Haraldsen, G. (2020). Lack of interleukin-33 and its receptor does not prevent calcipotriol-induced atopic dermatitis-like inflammation in mice. Scientific Reports, 10(1), 1–8.

Pietka W, Khnykin D, Bertelsen V, Lossius AH, Stav-Noraas TE, Hol Fosse J, Galtung HK, Haraldsen G, Sundnes O (2018). Hypo-osmotic Stress Drives IL-33 Production in Human Keratinocytes-An Epidermal Homeostatic Response. J Invest Dermatol, 139 (1), 81-90.

Sundnes O, Pietka W, Loos T, Sponheim J, Rankin AL, Pflanz S, Bertelsen V, Sitek JC, Hol J, Haraldsen G, Khnykin D (2015). Epidermal Expression and Regulation of Interleukin-33 during Homeostasis and Inflammation: Strong Species Differences. J Invest Dermatol, 135 (7), 1771-1780.

Published Aug. 8, 2019 11:09 AM - Last modified Jan. 13, 2021 10:05 AM